If you’re suffering from hot and cold flashes — and you’re not the only one — it’s probably related to your HVAC system. It’s not uncommon to have hot and cold spots in your home. Luckily, there are steps you can take to manage these temperature swings so that you and your family stay consistently comfortable.
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There’s no time of year when energy conservation tips for businesses are out of season. But in summer, especially, efforts to cut electricity consumption can be most beneficial to the bottom line. Because of the dependence on air conditioning in our hot Fresno summer climate, operating costs can soar during the hot months. While no single cost-cutting tactic will take a big piece out of those monthly bills, the cumulative effect of these energy conservation tips for businesses adds up over the course of the cooling season. Use the following suggestions to get started:
A large portion of your energy bill is comprised of cooling costs. But how can you cut down on this expense without sacrificing your comfort? Here are eight ways to keep those air conditioning costs down while still staying cool.
A lot of summertime energy-saving myths are floating around that homeowners employ in an attempt to reduce costly electric bills. Unfortunately, a lot of the things people do simply don’t work, and could even be costing them more. Learn which myths to avoid so you can cool your home properly this summer.
A lot of homeowners take their ceiling fans for granted. Fans add decorative style to a room and circulate the air but otherwise just quietly do their job without anyone paying much attention. Learn, though, how your ceiling fan can help you feel cooler this summer and cut down your energy bill. This will only happen if you remember that reversing your ceiling fan blade rotation is necessary if you adjusted the blade rotation for winter operation last fall.
Besides relying on your cooling system exclusively this summer for comfort, you should consider fans as well. Summers get pretty hot in the Fresno area, and a fan can make the inside of your home feel cooler, whisk heat and humidity outside, and even make your attic cooler. A fan is one of the least expensive appliances to operate, and a variety of models are available for spot ventilation in your kitchen or bathroom, for attic ventilation, and for your living spaces.
A ceiling fan has been standard equipment for hot weather since the 1800s. By circulating air downward in a room, they make rooms feel about four degrees cooler on summer days. However, the great majority of ceiling fans have a switch that reverses rotation of the fan, making them useful in winter, too. Instead of circulating air downwards, clockwise rotation in winter draws air up from below, blending it into warm air that naturally collects at the ceiling. The warmed air is driven out to the walls and then pushed back down into the room. This distributes heat more evenly around the room and reduces heat loss through the ceiling. A ceiling fan uses about as much electricity as a 100-watt light bulb but can cut energy consumption in a room 10 percent by allowing the furnace to run less often or at a lower level of operation. Fans can also be placed on the ceiling above stairwells to prevent heat migration from lower floors to upper floors in winter.